Google Introduces Similar Images and News Timeline

Check it out! Google just released two new 'Google Labs' apps to the public today. First one is ‘Similar Images’, Click the “Similar images” link under an image to find other images that resemble the one in question. Now you can have more Paris, the city, and less Paris Hilton! How does it work? Google has its vast database of web images and a lot of metadata because of tagged photos, and more recently, sorting images by color. Basically, it has a bunch of different data points it can work with to make Similar Images work. Not all images are indexed yet (they have about 100 million right now) but they’re planning to expand. Next up is ‘News Timeline’

It’s a web app that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies. If you’re a financial crisis junkie and you need to see how the economy is shaping up day by day, this one’s for you. Thanks, Google, for always trying to make our lives easier!

December 3, 2016

Artist Completes Gigantic Pen & Ink Drawing After 3.5 Years

From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2017 edition: French farmers.

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